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Despite Pandemic, Fellows Push On

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Fellows adapt and innovate to continue making progress toward their long-term goals John T. Gorman Fellows have all set ambitious goals for improving the lives of Maine people – targets that take years to achieve, even under the best of circumstances. The crisis of the coronavirus – both from a public health and human services perspectives – has upended plans, created new challenges and triggered multiple emergencies for these leaders. To their…

Maine Nonprofits Rise to the Challenge

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Foundation partners adapt and innovate to serve vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic Maine’s nonprofit community and other institutions serving low-income Mainers are dealing with an unprecedented situation that no one could have anticipated just a few months ago. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges before them were not easy. In a very short time, their jobs have become much more difficult and important. Maine’s nonprofits have done an excellent job rising…

May Update on Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

  Volunteers pack food boxes at Foundation grantee Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. Since the COVID-19 outbreak reached Maine in early March, the John T. Gorman Foundation – like other Maine foundations – has  tried to assist our partners as they work to serve our communities at this challenging time. We have given our grantees greater flexibility on the use of funds and adjusted grant reporting requirements to reflect the increased pressures they face.…

News and Resource Roundup: April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

With so much in the news and information about the coronavirus epidemic being shared right now, important developments and emerging strategies can be easy to miss. To help cut through the static, the John T. Gorman Foundation will be providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. We hope…

How the Foundation is Supporting Vulnerable Mainers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 3, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

A message from John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone First, I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. Clearly, the last few weeks have been unsettling as the coronavirus pandemic has reached into our state, not only raising concerns about public health, but upending how we live and work in nearly every way. In a very short time, we’ve had to adjust to numerous realities that would have…

RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $500,000 in Grants to Organizations Serving Vulnerable Mainers During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 2, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

Grants go to 11 nonprofits across the state providing emergency food and shelter Portland, Maine—As part of its COVID-19 response, the John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $500,000 in grants to 11 Maine nonprofits working to provide food and shelter to Mainers in need during the outbreak. The mission of the independent, statewide Foundation is to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Maine. “Our non-profit community is doing incredible work to help Mainers struggling…

UPDATE: COVID-19 Outbreak

March 16, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

To John T. Gorman Foundation partners, grantees, and community, The outbreak of COVID-19 in Maine makes this an exceptionally difficult time for our state’s nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. To continue supporting them, the John T. Gorman Foundation remains committed to maintaining its operations. However, to protect the safety of our staff and public, all Foundation staff will be performing their duties from home. Our staff continues to be available and can be…

Winter 2020 Newsletter Pays Tribute to Founder Tom Gorman

February 19, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, Monday, February 10, marked the 10th anniversary of our founder Tom Gorman’s death. For the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Board and staff, it is an apt time to both remember and celebrate Tom’s remarkable generosity and his unflinching compassion for disadvantaged Mainers. As a grandson of L.L. Bean and a lifelong resident of Yarmouth, Tom knew well that Mainers living on the margins did not enjoy the same advantages his supportive family and community…